Photos: Rare Celestial Dance Of Jupiter, Venus And Mercury

31 05 2013
This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

This conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury was shot in Las Vegas with the Stratosphere in the foreground. (Photo by lybrand/ Credit to Yahoo News).

At the end of May 2013,  Jupiter, Venus and Mercury form a celestial triangle in the night sky.

The three planets shine together in a triangle formation low in the western sky in a planetary meet-up known as a conjunction.

We can even see them with naked eyes if the sky is clear and the place is not too bright.

This cosmic show is so special spectacular because it includes the three brightest planets visible in the May night sky.

Venus is the brightest of the trio, with Jupiter a close second and Mercury coming in third.

Flickr photographers snapped awesome photos of this very rare and special event.

Please click the photos for larger images:

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Our Solar System

13 06 2012

There used to be 9 planets and more than 170 moons in our solar system.

The 9 planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

But in August 2006, the International Astronomical Union decided to re-classify Pluto as a “dwarf planet”, and not in the same category as the 8 planets.

So now there are 8 planets in the solar system.

Each planet goes around the Sun on its own path called orbit.

Anyway we cannot see the paths because they are invisible.

Earth takes about 365 days to orbit the Sun.

This is called one Earth year.

And each moons moves around its planet in its own orbit.

The size of the planet from the smallest to the biggest:

  1. Mercury

  2. Mars

  3. Venus

  4. Earth

  5. Neptune

  6. Uranus

  7. Saturn

  8. Jupiter

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first person who went to space.

People travel to space in a spacecraft or spaceship.





Total Lunar Eclipse Observation Program(Program Gerhana Bulan Penuh) – ANGKASA and National Mosque

9 06 2011
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE PROGRAM – 16 JUNE 20
     

There will be a total lunar(moon) eclipse in Malaysia on June 16, 2011.

The eclipse will start at 1:25 a.m. until 7:01 a.m.

On the 16th of June 2011, we will be able to observe a total lunar eclipse starting from 1:25 a.m. to 7:01 a.m. In conjunction with Total Lunar Eclipse, National Space Agency (ANGKASA) and National Mosque will be organizing a Total Lunar Eclipse Observation Program at the Main Entrance of National Mosque (nearby the expo site) on 16 June 2011 from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Public are invited to observe the phenomena through a few of telescopes that will be setup during the event.  You also can bring your own telescope in this program.

The first 1000 visitors attending the program will be given a tin of Eclipse Mints, contribution by The Wrigley Company (M) Sdn. Bhd.

The tentative program is shown below:

1:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.    Total Lunar Eclipse Observation

                                          Jupiter, Mars and Venus Observation

                                          Eclipse Talk

                                          Quiz

3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.    Solat Sunat Gerhana Berjemaah          

7:00 a.m.                         Dismiss





Aliens From Jupiter 5

11 10 2010

Please click here for Aliens From Jupiter 4.

Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali

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Emoden was an alien from Pluto. Kamosa, Goplaga, Hilama, Meido and Emoden became friends. Meido invited Kamosa and all his other friends to visit Earth. Anyway, only Kamosa and Emoden agreed to go with him.

 

Kamosa's spaceship was about to land on Earth.

 

On Earth, they met three new friends named Qoyris, Clara and Insyirah.  

 

Inshirah is at the right, Clara is in the middle and Qoyris is at the left.

 

Qoyris gave Kamosa the ‘4 Players Chess’ set that Kamosa left on Saturn.

 

Qoyris was very, very happy to get a '4 players chess' set.

 

Qoyris found it the last time he went to Saturn. Anyway, Kamosa gave the ‘4 Players Chess’ set to Qoyris because he already had another set that Goplaga gave for his birthday. Qoyris was very, very happy.

Qoyris said that he came from Saudi Arabia. One day, he went to Calovinia for a holiday. But when he wanted to go back to Saudi Arabia, he forgot where the airport was. So he was stuck in Calovinia until he built a spaceship and became an astronaut.

Clara came from England and Insyirah was from Riyadh but they traveled to a lot of places because they were astronauts too.

The next day Kamosa went back to Jupiter to meet his family. Anyway Emoden stayed on Earth and he met a lot of new friends.

The End





Aliens From Jupiter 4

27 09 2010


Please click here for Aliens From Jupiter 3
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Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali

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Goplaga, Hilama and Meido prepared a surprise birthday party for Kamosa. Meido was Kamosa’s human friend who flew Kamosa’s spaceship from planet Earth to Saturn.

Meido

Kamosa was very happy. His friends gave him lots of presents. Meido gave Kamosa an Alienware laptop, an i Phone 4 and an i Pad. Hilama gave Kamosa a computer mouse, a CPU, a computer monitor and a computer speaker. Goplaga gave Kamosa a 4 players chess set, a house, an Adobe Photoshop CS4 CD, an Age of Empires 3 CD and a ‘Halo Wars’ CD.

After the birthday party Kamosa, Meido, Hilama, and Goplaga played the 4 players chess together. Meido won the game! Then, Meido decided to go to Pluto. Kamosa agreed and they all flew to Pluto in Kamosa’s spaceship.

On the way to Pluto, Goplaga saw a bunch of big noodles falling onto Pluto. But Hilama said that it was a giant piece of meat and Kamosa said that it were flying pepperonis. Meido said it was a spaceship flying to Pluto.

And Meido was right, it was a spaceship! The spaceship landed on Pluto.

Kamosa's spaceship and the spaceship that looks like meat, pepperonis and noodles.

When they arrived on Pluto, they met another alien friend named Emoden. Emoden had 2 eyes, 1 nose, 1 mouth, 2 hands and 2 legs. It was Emoden’s spaceship that looked like a giant meat, pepperonis and noodles.

Emoden

Meido said that Emoden was a funny alien.

To be continued in Aliens from Jupiter 5





Aliens in Jupiter 3

25 06 2010

Please click here for Aliens From Jupiter 2

Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali

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Kamosa's spaceship.

It was Kamosa’s spaceship! Kamosa left it on planet Earth the last time he went to Earth to visit his friends. Kamosa met Goplaga on planet Earth. Goplaga invited Kamosa to fly in his spaceship to Saturn. Then Kamosa’s human friends sent Kamosa’s spaceship from Earth to Saturn.

Kamosa's spaceship flying to Neptune from Saturn.

Kamosa invited Goplaga for a trip to Neptune. Over there Goplaga and Kamosa met the Neptune alien named Hilama. Hilama has two purple wings, light blue face and one red eye.

Hilama, the alien from Neptune.

Kamosa wanted to play the ‘4 players chess’, but Kamosa left the cheess set in Goplaga’s room on Saturn. Kamosa was very sad…

Goplaga heard his iPhone ringing.

The next day, Goplaga’s iPhone reminded him of Kamosa’s birthday. When Goplaga heard the reminder ringing, Goplaga rushed to Alien Express and bought another ‘4 players chess’ set.

Alien Express

To be continued in Aliens From Jupiter 4.





Aliens From Jupiter 2

23 06 2010

Please click here for Aliens From Jupiter 1.

Written and illustrated by: Ahmad Ali

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One day the alien Kamosa saw an alien from Saturn named Goplaga. Kamosa was an alien from Jupiter. The aliens from Saturn have 1000 tiny eyes, 300 feet and 10000 hands.

Left: Goplaga (the alien from Saturn). Right: A tree from Saturn. (Please click for a larger picture)

Goplaga invited Kamosa to visit Saturn. It was cold in Saturn and there were lots of blue purple trees. The aliens in Saturn were born from the trees.

Over there, Kamosa played 4 player chess with Goplaga. Goplaga controlled the blue and red pieces while Kamosa controlled the black and white pieces. When Kamosa and Goplaga finished playing chess, they heard a sound of a spaceship.

They saw a spaceship. (Click for a larger picture)

They went out and saw a spaceship from Planet Earth!

To be continued in Aliens From Jupiter 3.


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